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I.A. Rehman

The budget & the people

The budget & the people

To what extent has the people’s interest determined the government’s priorities? Updated May 25, 2017 07:01am
A fretful Delhi

A fretful Delhi

Secular-minded observers and activists are full of foreboding about the future of the Indian polity. Updated May 18, 2017 08:10am
Terminology in journalism

Terminology in journalism

The media must avoid labelling individuals as terrorists or traitors before they are found guilty by a court. Updated May 11, 2017 01:31am
Not by invective

Not by invective

Everybody is demanding punishment for those who have not yet been found guilty. Updated May 04, 2017 06:58am
A poor apology for torture

A poor apology for torture

An informed Pakistani would have thought he or she was reading a report about a country other than Pakistan. Updated Apr 27, 2017 06:19am
The hands that killed Mashal

The hands that killed Mashal

The brutal murder of a student in Mardan raises the question of who is actually responsible Updated Apr 23, 2017 01:30pm
What makes Rabbani angry?

What makes Rabbani angry?

Ministers’ presence in parliament is a basic requirement for consolidating democracy. Published Apr 20, 2017 06:55am
Let’s live by the Constitution

Let’s live by the Constitution

It is necessary to ensure that the Constitution reflect the evolving concepts of basic freedoms. Published Apr 13, 2017 02:20am
Matters of life and death

Matters of life and death

The danger of miscarriage of justice is one of the strongest arguments for abolition of the death penalty. Published Apr 06, 2017 01:15am
Of heritage & development

Of heritage & development

Neglect of historical monuments speaks of the authorities’ distaste for culture. Published Mar 30, 2017 02:53am
Poverty of the mind

Poverty of the mind

Issues such as poverty have not received even a fraction of the attention given to the revival of military courts. Published Mar 23, 2017 01:34am
NON-FICTION: Histories of resistance

NON-FICTION: Histories of resistance

Revisiting the stories of ordinary Pakistanis who had the great courage to stand up and fight against oppression Published Mar 19, 2017 08:31am
Focus on gender disparity

Focus on gender disparity

No serious attempt has been made to remove the social causes of discrimination against women. Published Mar 09, 2017 01:23am
Literature in times of terror

Literature in times of terror

Were all the losses caused by the enforced curtailment of the LLF really unavoidable? Published Mar 02, 2017 01:04am
The roots of savagery

The roots of savagery

The foremost cause of the rise of beastliness in society is that the law has ceased to be a deterrent. Published Feb 23, 2017 06:17am
The merchants of death

The merchants of death

The rise of the hydra-headed monster of corruption has fuelled the surge in spurious drugs. Published Feb 16, 2017 01:56am
A great leap backward

A great leap backward

The idea of ADR is sound in theory but its success in a feudal-minded society is extremely debatable. Updated Feb 09, 2017 08:32am
The vigilante menace

The vigilante menace

Many people suspect that the zealots are commanded by someone in authority. Published Feb 02, 2017 06:13am